Competition "What If" Wednesdays: Week 49 - Trans Australian Airlines

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Each Wednesday (most likely not) a non-existing team that has been known in the AFL world as a proposition or a former team will be brought to life!

Each comp will run for 1 week or so and the poll will run for 1 week or more if needed.
The winner picks the next team in the list below
There are some routes you can go by if you're stuck
  • The chosen team has entered the competition in 2019 along with the current 18 OR
  • Design kits as if they've been in the competition all along OR
  • Go back in time when the team entered the competition or when a merger would've happened (if applicable)
    eg. Design kits in 1991 when Adelaide entered the competition as the Crows
    Design kits in 1997 when the newly formed Melbourne Hawks would play their first season
  • (For VFL Expansion) Accompany your kits with a backstory on how the team came to be
Your job is to produce a:
  • Home kit
  • Away kit (Home with white shorts is acceptable)
  • OPTIONAL 3rd kit
    • Clash kit
    • Heritage kit
    • Other kit
  • OPTIONAL Club Logo (Encouraged!)

This week we ask....
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NEW RULES 23/6/15 (Read Carefully):
  1. Kits and Logo must be in 1 picture (Makes polls easier to fit everything in)
  2. The kits can consist of just a Jumper (Shorts and socks are encouraged to give a full identity effect)
  3. Minimum 2 kits and there's no limit to how many kits you can include after that
    eg. Home and Away and/or Clash and/or Heritage and/or Others
  4. Maximum 2 entries per person
  5. For the former teams and Expansion teams I'll allow the use of the last jumper design the club used only once
    (Opens the door for that modern creativity)
  6. For the proposed teams Directly copying a kit (Colours and design) of any team is disallowed
  7. For the mergers, no restrictions. You can take any elements from the clubs involved in the merger and create whatever you please as long as you don't copy any proposed designs that have been brought up already
  8. Proposed and Former teams - Do not use logos or jumper artwork that is being used or has been used by the club before (exception in Rule 5 for former teams)
  9. Any team - Creating a logo from scratch is encouraged but you may take inspiration from and/or alter any sports logo to drive home your design.
  10. Any proposed designs that have been brought up for the current team will not be allowed for use
  11. Proposed Teams - You may use any colours you like even if it is being used by the team as long as it doesn't replicate any past/present designs the team has
TL-DR Version
  1. Just make an entry and I'll pull you up on anything :)
Any other questions will be answered

Team List with links to past polls
Former (No further additions)
Mergers (No further additions)
Proposed (No further additions)
VFL Expansion (No further additions)
Click Here for details on the teams listed
Theoreticals (No further additions)

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TAA (Trans Australia Airlines) fielded a team from 1947-49 in the VFL Under 19's competition.

For those not familiar with TAA it was renamed Australian Airlines in the mid-80s then acquired by Qantas in the early-90s.

Essendon Airport was Melbourne's major airport at that time and the TAA team were based in the area (they are also referred to in some sources as "North Essendon"). Given they were playing in the Under 19s I imagine the team was probably comprised of apprentices working for the airline.

They won the wooden spoon in 1947, finished second-last in 1948 and pulled the pin sometime during the 1949 season after being on the receiving end of some absolute thrashings.
 

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The Scenario - After many years under TAA branding, times were changing. With the winding down of the once mighty airline, soon to be absorbed within Qantas, a drastic re-brand of the football club was needed to attract new supporters in a stagnant time for struggling Victorian teams, and the game itself was changing to a new professional era in the AFL. Starting in 1990 TAA would be officially renamed the "Northern Boomers" acquiring the Australian Airlines livery colours as part of the re-brand. A brave new future awaits the Boomers in the AFL, will it be BOOM or BUST?
 

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The Scenario - After many years under TAA branding, times were changing. With the winding down of the once mighty airline, soon to be absorbed within Qantas, a drastic re-brand of the football club was needed to attract new supporters in a stagnant time for struggling Victorian teams, and the game itself was changing to a new professional era in the AFL. Starting in 1990 TAA would be officially renamed the "Northern Boomers" acquiring the Australian Airlines livery colours as part of the re-brand. A brave new future awaits the Boomers in the AFL, will it be BOOM or BUST?
The stitch-on patch looks legit + Nice Sekem tag ;)
 
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